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Fedora GNOME 3 Test Day #1 coming tomorrow

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The first of three Fedora project GNOME 3 Test Days is taking place tomorrow (Thursday 2011-02-03) in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC. Join others and the GNOME development team to test out GNOME 3 and help make sure it's stable and polished! The testing is easy, can be done from a live image so there's no need to have Fedora installed or to be a Fedora user, and you can help out with just ten minutes of your time. This blog post has more details on the event and how you can get involved.

today's leftovers:

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  • Why a Distro-Provided OpenSSH is Better than a Third-Party OpenSSH
  • The Board 0.1.1 Released
  • The Open-By-Rule Governance Benchmark
  • KOffice Views and a Conversion
  • Free as in Freedom: Episode 0x08: Strictly Commercial
  • Unigine Corp. releases a few more Oil Rush screenshots
  • Samsung Galaxy Return Rate: Shades of Ubuntu
  • KDE SC 4.6.0 in Gentoo
  • Padre - Perl Application Development and Refactoring Environment
  • Linux Penetration into Entertainment Accessories
  • Microsoft Reaching Out on Open Source Interoperability
  • Freespeak, an handy translator
  • GR: Open source and free Linux system for schools
  • PL: 'Ninety percent op public administrations use open source'
  • EC prefers open source for new IT systems deployed by contractors
  • Dell Releases Ubuntu-powered Cloud Servers
  • The Goblin and the Butterfly Released
  • Open-source forkers declare Oracle independence
  • Attack of the Clones: interesting GTK theme
  • What are the top ten open source projects? OpenLogic's support view.
  • LGC Tiny and Big Preview!
  • In Pursuit of a Minimal and Useful Unix
  • Little-known wonders in Chrome, IE & Firefox
  • Govt open-source group nears critical mass
  • Video: LCA 2011 Keynote Geoff Huston
  • Video: LCA 2011 Keynote Vint Cerf
  • Video: Lessons Learned from 13 Years of LWN
  • Gentoo – The Pros and Cons
  • KDE 4.6 Review | LAS | s1504

today's leftovers:

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  • GNOME 3 live CD / USB test image
  • Finding the unloved, 2011, part I
  • Kernel Switcher Arrives | GDM/KDM/LXDM Support
  • Computer Lab International Announces New Linux Operating System
  • LCA Talk on Video
  • Open source policy pleases Red Hat, Linux Australia
  • Open-source software on the menu for FOSS Fair
  • Turn your old laptop into a photo frame
  • Artha - a brilliant offline English Dictionary for Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 189 - Special: Egypt
  • KDE 4.6 to be included in Linux Mint 10 KDE
  • Red Hat debuts deal registration
  • Bangarang 2.0 Released
  • Red Hat Training Garners Top Results in IDC Analysis
  • A monospace font beauty pageant
  • OpenDarkEngine
  • Microsoft Reaching Out on Open Source Interoperability

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • how to install oxygen-transparent style in ubuntu [kde]
  • Open source access unchanged under revised Oz law
  • Portable C Compiler Is Building FreeBSD, Nearing v1.0
  • Make Your Own Stop-Motion Animation Using Stopmotion
  • Kernel C Extras in a Linux Driver
  • How To Help & Support Linux, Open-Source?
  • Linux Remote Support Software - Bomgar
  • How to install Libre Office in Mandriva 2010.2
  • Alternate Characters from Keyboard
  • The True Spirit of Open Source
  • Linux Outlaws 188 - Minix Lint
  • Fixing /var/lib/dpkg/status corruption
  • Mozilla pays out US$40,000 for web bugs
  • Pesce sorry for raunchy pics at
  • Opensuse11.4 - Apache - Access Forbidden 404| FAQs

today's leftovers:

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  • Version 1.0 Of Enlightenment Foundation Libraries
  • Fuduntu Weekly Update
  • Firefox StayInOnlineMode Prevents Switching State To Offline Mode
  • Join us virtually at FUDCon and share your open source story
  • It's like someone rewrote Plasma from scratch

today's leftovers:

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  • Spring Open Source Think Tank: April 7th-9th
  • Alpha-2 coming next week
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 26th December 2010
  • Yakquake 2.9.8 finally adds Kwin Support
  • Using NVD and CPE to track CVEs in locally maintained software
  • KDEMU with Prince gamaral and Duke padams
  • Likewise Program Eases Integration of Macs and Linux into Schools
  • NetBSD project adopts Microsoft's eMIPS port
  • The computer games museum opens in Berlin, showcasing 60 years
  • Microsoft pushing for 16-core Atom CPUs: something to do with Linux?
  • People's Choice Award winner: Máirín Duffy
  • FI: City of Helsinki to start open source desktop pilot
  • DE: Freiburg: open source office three to four times cheaper
  • Spanish Language Support in Fedora 14 (KDE)

today's leftovers:

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  • Gnome Activity Journal 0.6.0 released
  • Ferlito re-elected Linux Australia president
  • Browser Wars 2.0: Us vs. Them
  • Why AGIMO’s open source policy will change nothing
  • Sendmail, an MTA for the ages
  • Firefox 5 announced for Q2 2011
  • Sugar on a Stick: Student responses / observations
  • downtrend spotted in shares of red hat
  • Red Hat (RHT) Upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”
  • Red Hat Partners with Arizona State University for FUDCon
  • Industrial computer speeds up, eases access
  • CodeWeavers Introduces CrossOver Impersonator
  • Developer Interview: Lips of Suna
  • GNU Status Reports: January 2011
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 387
  • Linux.Conf.Au - Day Three
  • US: Government instructs its procurers not to discriminate against open source
  • Mandriva Team will be present at the FOSDEM 2011
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 3 Episode 2
  • FLOSS Weekly 150: Ledger

yesterday's leftovers:

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  • A List of all the things I love about Microsoft Windows
  • ImageFit, Scale Images Automatically In Firefox
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 155: Favicon
  • Debian GNU/kFreeBSD development in 2011
  • Is Red Hat Oversold?
  • GCC 4.6 Still Has Too Many Serious Regressions
  • Why I Use Gentoo: Configuration File Management
  • Available: BSD Magazine: BSD’s and Solaris (01-2011)
  • Raphaël Hertzog: My Debian related goals for 2011
  • Zeitgeist for GNOME Shell goes Public (Video)
  • Blizzard Still Has a World of Warcraft Linux Client
  • It took a little more than a year.... but Novell crumbled nevertheless
  • Perl 5.12.3 released
  • CH: Public spending cuts for cantons using or migrating to free software
  • Private messages considered harmful
  • Seif Lotfy: Apologies to GNOME
  • Asa Dotzler: Firefox 4 is so close I can taste it
  • House Subcommittee Revives Mandatory Data Retention Debate
  • Basque Parliament using Drupal

today's leftovers:

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  • AMD Puts Out A Beta Catalyst Linux Driver For The Public
  • Free and Open Source procedural space sim round up
  • The Future Of Java
  • Samba 4 'will break desktop monopoly'
  • Oracle retains open source dictatorship
  • Preparing for the Future of Open Source
  • Lower the barriers to entry
  • mageia warming up - rebuilding perl packages
  • The Little Conveniences
  • Human Love, Probe - Two New Short Films Using Blender for VFX
  • Apache-Switch - GUI application
  • Appropriation – and the kingdom did not fall
  • The Trouble with Evolution
  • Taking and storing notes with Ubuntu One
  • The Moods Project
  • Second batch of FOSDEM 2011 speaker interviews
  • 2011 kicks off: photos
  • 2011 Day Two
  • Alienware Evaluating Customers' Interest in Linux
  • Unix dynamic duo awarded Japan Prize
  • Open Source and Open Research Computation
  • FI: Municipalities increasingly interested in open source software
  • Opsview Community 3.11 adds native SUSE Linux support

today's leftovers:

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  • Google Chrome 10 vs Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 9
  • gnome shell daily build (january 24th, 2011) video
  • Natty to get kernel 2.6.38
  • Oxygenise your Apache
  • CoreTrace Brings Application Whitelisting to Linux, Mac
  • ESET NOD antivirus solution comes to Linux
  • xubuntu 11.04 to get a new default theme called greybird
  • Oracle continues protectionist stance on open source
  • giPlayer - A python-gtk wrapper for get_iplayer
  • Ubuntu One In Your Living Room
  • Request your limited edition anniversary t-shirt today
  • Reduce ongoing costs, increase flexibility with open source software
  • Jolicloud Cloud-Based Linux Desktop Review
  • Microsoft Embracing Open Source Drupal 7 CM System
  • Ubuntu Embraces QT Toolkit: Blurring Linux Development?
  • We love stinkin’ badges.
  • Google accused of copying (more) Oracle Java code
  • 2011 Linux Predictions | LAS | s15e03
  • Certifiable: Why Get a Vendor/Distribution Neutral Linux Certification?
  • Dell Joins SUSE Appliance Program from Novell
  • digiKam 1.8.0 released...
  • Gospel Music Channel using Drupal
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  • Plasma 5 Desktop on FreeBSD Branding
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